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Old 01-19-2004, 07:12 PM
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Ahhhh...the ole' inherited 62' Buick. My 62 Buick Special (came original with a V8 215 aluminum block) was passed down to me a few years ago prior to my Grandpa's death (luv ya Grandpa!!). He bought it originally in 1961 from the showroom floor. Freakn Awesome man, I am the second owner. Anyways, I drove it for awhile but somehow the block ended up cracking during winter storage and yes, I drained the fluids first. Don't know why it cracked. I think a needle bearing was going/going to go in the tranny. Regardless, now it is in storage until I get a little more of this Hotrodding/restoration experience under my belt. Well, that is my story. Later, Magikal

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hey Magikal that's a pretty good car story!! my family is the second owners of this little buick. we bought it off of a neighbour who lives behind us and it was his fathers car to begin with. my dad saw it sitting in his yard behind his garage one day and went over to check it out and ended up buying it before he came home. at the time i didn't really like it but now i am a little older and i love my buick i will have it forever!! it too has the 4 barrel aluminum 215 but i just had it rebuilt because it was smoking alot as i was cruising down the street. it only has 50,000 miles on it and is pretty much original except for the paint job (it sat in a barn for 10 years so we took it down to bare metal when we bought it just to see what was under the paint) and i had the chrome redone, oh and the air bags and wheels i had to do just to make it mine. right now it is in pieces because i am going to totally restore it with the help of my friends and my dad of course the only trouble i have is finding parts for this car! my friends all roll chevys so when the need a part they pick up a book-then they pick up a phone and order the part they need--i am not so lucky! i really don't know how i would find parts for this if i didn't have a computer. WHEW! i am really bored right now i can't believe i typed this much in about my car, anyways i attached some pictures of my baby buick......peace!
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Old 01-19-2004, 09:43 PM
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Yeah, I wish I could drive mine again. I thought of restoring it original but between the motor crack and the tranny bearing I think I will make a street rod out of it. Not sure. It is on the back burner till I age some. It's value will increase as will my experience. My grandpa was kind enough to load my trunk w/ new parts to go with it. (brake pads, engine parts, lots of misc.) all new (back in the 60's-70's) and in the box. A treasure trove for when I focus on that car. Parts are hard and the cars are few around here. I have my eyes open for new tail light lenses as mine got broken by my little bro (don't ask me why but he thought it was a good idea at the time) Any leads would help!!
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